April has come and gone again, and it has been a great start for the fishing.
I spent several days during the first couple weeks fishing the mouth of the Pigeon.
My first morning out I got a nice 18" inch Steelhead within the first ten minutes. During
these first couple weeks I caught 8 Steelhead between 14 and 20 inches long. I also
caught and released several browns.
Once the suckers started running, the crowds rolled in.
Fishing in crowds has never really appealed to me so I
moved upstream and started flyfishing. Apparently all the
TV shows I watched and books I read was not enough to make me a
successfull flyfisherman. I spent many hours over the next two
weeks casting nymphs and wooly buggers with no luck at all.
Next time out I am going to bring some trusty old worms just
see if there are any fish in there.
Regulation Changes ?
The regulations have changed again this year. Just for kicks I
started asking people in the crowds who were sucker fishing about size
limits and regulations for trout. When I asked how big a trout had to be to keep
here at the mouth of the Pigeon, I got several different answers several of which
according to my interpretation of the regs, were not even close.